Thursday, July 26, 2018

Delhi airport dues to CISF: Aviation brass meets Rajnath Singh, to approach finance ministry

New Delhi:  With the home ministry threatening to withdraw CISF security cover at Delhi’s IGI Airport following mounting dues for security personnel deployment, a team of aviation ministry top brass met Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday. The combined dues of Indian airport operators to CISF for personnel deployment stands at Rs 915 crore, of which Rs 775 crore is reportedly outstanding from Delhi Airport alone.“Had a fruitful meeting with home minister Rajnath Singhji along with my colleague Jayant Sinha. Discussed issues related to passenger service fee (PSF). Extremely hopeful for the redressal of the same in near future,” Union aviation minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted on Thursday evening.
“We will take up the matter with the finance ministry. We are not considering to increase PSF,” a senior aviation ministry official said without elaborating how the CISF dues will be paid. All air travellers in India pay a PSF of Rs 130 to cover security deployment expense incurred by airport operators.
26/07/18 Sauabh Sinha/Times of India

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